VentureWell was founded in 1995 as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and rebranded in 2014 to underscore its impact as an education network that cultivates revolutionary ideas and promising inventions. A not-for-profit organization reaching more than 200 universities, VentureWell is the leader in funding, training, coaching and early investment that brings student innovations to market. Inventions created by VentureWell grantees are reaching millions of people in more than 50 countries and helping to solve some of our greatest 21st century challenges.
Founded with support from the Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell also receives substantial funding from the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other funders. We are a growing organization with an annual budget of $10 million dollars.
VentureWell is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley/Five College area in Western Massachusetts. We offer competitive pay and generous benefits including insurance, paid time off, and retirement.
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Program Manager, I-Corps™ Initiative – Coordinates and implements the I-Corps™ courses, an innovative and unique training initiative (modeled after the LeanLaunch Pad curriculum) that brings together select academic researchers, student entrepreneurs and business mentors. Read more.
Sr. Advisor, I-Corps™ Initiative – Senior member of our team that works with with the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program, this individual will have responsibility for developing the strategy for the successful evolution of the National Innovation Network. Read more. (this role may be appropriate for a consultant on a PT basis)
Liaison, I-Corps™/National Innovation Network – This individual will support the development and implementation of the National Innovation Network strategy, including an outreach strategy for network cultivation. Read more.
Events Coordinator – Will plan, execute and coordinate logistics for a variety of professional seminars, meetings and events. Read more.
Program Manager, Global Initiative – Participate in our Xcelerator training program, with responsibility for helping to expand the program’s capabilities for online engagement, team support and knowledge management. Read more.
Director of Development – Manages our development efforts and leads the expansion of our foundation and public funding sources. Read more.